Today is the first day of the Million Mile Month, in which all those who are signed up for the event on the https://events.healthcode.org, begin their challenge. This is the fifth year for the event, and it is the fourth year this pedometer geek will have participated. (This is based on the number of t-shirts I now own, but I digress.) This year I have challenged myself to walk one hundred miles. Now, to do it as I came up short last year.
The organization, that encourages donations, are always looking for more participants and it doesn’t just have to be walking or running. Other events like swimming, gardening, biking, yoga, and others can be used for this challenge. More than anything else, the idea is to participate in healthy activities, and their charity promotes this.
I hope you will join me and the thousands of others who will walk, run, bicycle, swim their way to the goal of a million miles during April.
BP: On another subject, March was a particularly good month for those haiku of mine which were selected for publication. I had at least nine haiku/senryu published in various journals: Stardust Haiku, World Haiku Association, Haiku Window on the Haiku Foundation. I also had some haiku chosen for publication in the near future (and three of them can be found on April’s Failed Haiku). On the other hand, I had my share of rejection, but the scale is tipping in the favor of acceptance. Thanks to those editors who found something in my haiku and chose them. It keeps this poet trying to make sense of the world through the written word especially now that it is National Poetry Month.
From those selected, here is one of them.
the woods fill
Stardust Haiku, March 2018